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Poster: Medon Decker Date: Jan 5, 2004 4:05am
Forum: forums Subject: Vietnam War coverage?

I'm interested in original vietnam war coverage from the 60s and 70s (like short videos from news reporters, US army etc.).
Nothing so far on archive.org? Still copy-righted?

-Medon

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Jan 5, 2004 11:05am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Vietnam War coverage?

> Still copy-righted?

The National Archives has tons of public domain footage from Vietnam. Much of the actuality you see in documentaries from Vietnam comes from government sources, much of it in the Archives. The military in particular records copious amounts of its activities.

The Archives also holds the Universal Newsreel collection, news shorts from film runs from 1929-67. These are public domain as well and probably the most heavily used film collection in the Archives.

In terms of getting this stuff online, I wouldn't hold my breath. Though, maybe the recent announcement by the BBC will shame USG into coughing up some funding.

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Poster: gargamel Date: Feb 5, 2004 5:47am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Vietnam War coverage?

What was the recent announcement by the BBC?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Feb 5, 2004 7:33am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Vietnam War coverage?

This article has info:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3177479.stm

"Greg Dyke, director general of the BBC, has announced plans to give the public full access to all the corporation's programme archives.

Mr Dyke said on Sunday that everyone would in future be able to download BBC radio and TV programmes from the internet.

The service, the BBC Creative Archive, would be free and available to everyone, as long as they were not intending to use the material for commercial purposes, Mr Dyke added.

"The BBC probably has the best television library in the world," said Mr Dyke, who was speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival. "


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This post was modified by simon c on 2004-02-05 15:33:58

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Feb 5, 2004 7:36am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Vietnam War coverage?

But then, unfortunately:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3448943.stm

'Greg Dyke has said he was forced to quit as director general of the BBC by the corporation's governors.

Mr Dyke, who quit a day after Gavyn Davies resigned as BBC chairman, also renewed his criticism of the government and Lord Hutton on Sunday.'


Hopefully this won't affect the Creative Archive, though rumor has it it might do, since Mr.Dyke was one of the bigger proponents of the plan.

s!

This post was modified by simon c on 2004-02-05 15:36:23

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